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Nepal Covid-19 tally crosses 20,000 mark; 315 new cases in 24 hours

Kathmandu, August 1 The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 20,086 as of Saturday afternoon. In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 315 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In this period, 6,993 swab samples […]

HAMS Hospital gets permission to conduct Covid-19 tests

Kathmandu, July 29 Kathmandu-based HAMS Hospital on Wednesday got approval from the Ministry of Health and Population to conduct coronavirus tests, with standard charges of Rs 5,500 per test. The hospital will also be conducting tests for medical certificates and of those who are seeking to go abroad and need an operation. The spokesperson for […]

Amid Covid-19 crisis, rethinking parents’ role in children’s education has been essential

As the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a storm to the world, Nepal is not left behind. Though officially, in comparison to the global statistics, there are less Covid-19 cases in Nepal, the country has taken fundamental measures to control the virus. One of such major steps that Nepal has taken was the introduction of nationwide […]

Covid-19 adds challenges to Nepal’s journey to SDGs

Nepal has initiated a system of developing periodic policies and plans to develop and modernise the predominately agricultural economy six decades ago. Despite the strenuous efforts, the pace of development has not been satisfactory. Years of political instability hindered the development of the country.  As of 1883, Nepal used to export agricultural products to India […]

Identifying and mainstreaming women’s and girls’ needs in Covid-19 emergency

Disasters and crises do not discriminate against any gender. However, their impact is not gender-neutral. The impact of any crisis is affected by our social system, gender roles, and individual’s access to and control over the resources. The Covid-19 has impacted and will impact women more significantly, making them more vulnerable than at other times. […]